Sheriff’s department makes arrest in another familial burglary
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Four suspects are now behind bars at the Pearl River County jail after their alleged involvement or knowledge of a residential burglary on Ulman Stockstill Road was uncovered in an investigation.
The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department investigated what is believed to be two burglaries that occurred between May 14 and 17 at the same location, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.
Deputies responded to a call on Sunday where a complainant said the home had been unoccupied for some time while his father recovered from a traffic accident, Tucker said.
The complainant told deputies he noticed a window appeared to have been broken and a hidden compartment disrupted inside the house. The complainant told deputies the location of the compartment—which was missing a large amount of cash and two firearms—was only known to him, his father and his son. The son, identified as, Brian Baughman, 36, of 33 Ulman Stockstill Road, was later identified as a suspect, Tucker said.
Further investigations led deputies to a woman who said she recently saw Baughman in possession of one of the stolen firearms, Tucker said. Deputies were able to track down one of the stolen firearms, which had been sold to a person who didn’t know of the alleged theft. He then provided the identity of the seller to detectives, Tucker said.
With that information, detectives arrested Clifford Jason Stockstill, 42, of 77 Ulman Stockstill Road—the alleged seller of the stolen firearm—on May 21 after he was spotted riding a motorized bike, Tucker said. He was arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, transfer of stolen firearms and conspiracy to transfer stolen firearms, Tucker said.
Detectives believe Stockstill was given the firearm by Baughman to sell, Tucker said.
Further investigation revealed Baughman and his girlfriend Kimberly Huck, 42, of 1100 Neal Road, allegedly purchased a vehicle with a portion of the stolen funds, Tucker said.
Warrants were issued for Baughman’s arrest and he was later spotted driving the vehicle, a 2006 Acura, and was pulled over during a traffic stop on Ceasar Road. Another suspect was found in the car, identified as Luke Lundy, 35, of 6430 Jordan Road, Perkinston, Tucker said.
While Baughman was placed under arrest for the burglaries, detectives learned he and Huck were living in a trailer nearby. They also located a significant amount of cash on his person and in the trunk of the vehicle as well as a large amount of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, Tucker said.
Baughman was arrested for two counts of residential burglary, transfer of a stolen firearm, conspiracy to transfer a stolen firearm and felony possession of a controlled substance, Tucker said.
Lundy was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
Detectives then went to the home where Huck was found and arrested for possession of a controlled substance and two counts of accessory after the fact to burglary due to her knowledge of the alleged burglary, Tucker said.
Detectives recovered about two-thirds of the stolen currency and placed the stolen vehicle and meth into evidence, Tucker said.